Forbes Wagon Creek Ranch (F.W.C.R.) is located in the Sangre De Cristo mountains of southern Colorado and is a 17,000-acre private development with gated access that is covenant controlled and protected. The ranch is located in the far northeast corner of Costilla County and on the west side of La Veta Pass via US Highway 160. From the primary entrance at County Road 25, the nearest sizable towns include Walsenburg located approximately 40-minutes to the east and Alamosa situated approximately 30-minutes to the west. The most modern primary services and retail amenities are available in Alamosa.
Lot 268 is a unique and highly scenic 40.06-acre parcel that has remained under the same ownership since the 1980’s. Access can be achieved by both Powers Road and Merlo Drive. The property contains several cabin site options that provide spectacular views of both Mt. Blanca and Mt. Lindsey (>14,000 Feet) to the west and Western Spanish Peak to the east 13,600 Feet). The property and surrounding ranch are inhabited by good populations of Elk, Mule Deer, Black Bear, Mountain Lion and Turkey. F.W.C.R. is located in Colorado Game Management Unit (GMU) 83. GMU 83 allows the purchase of over-the-counter archery licenses for both cow and bull elk and over-the-counter licenses for second and third rifle seasons (antlered elk). Several trophy class Mule Deer have been harvested throughout the ranch and black bear sightings are common. Deer licenses for all seasons (archery thru 4th rifle) are on a draw basis. Each parcel owner is required to acquire a hunting permit through the Ranch Owners Association and is allowed up to (4) per year (see attached Hunting Letter for more details).
The larger property is managed by the F.W.C. Ranch Owners Association, which oversees roads maintenance, wildfire response, hunting, cattle/grazing, building and camping regulation and patrol committees. Owners within F.W.C.R. retain the option to allow or disallow hunting on their parcels. Currently, about 60% of ranch property owners permit hunting, including select tracts that will allow walk-in access to adjacent public lands on the east side of the larger development (see attached map). As an enrolled property owner, that equates to over 10,000 allowable private hunting acres plus public land access. FWCR Declaration of Covenants, Bylaws and other related documents available upon request. Annual Ranch Owners Association dues are $370 per year.